Amendment to Kyl Surfaces

25 September 1999
New Jersey Sen. Robert Torricelli, with the support of a number of New Jersey racing interests, has introduced an amendment to the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 1999 (S.692), commonly known as the Kyl bill.

The amendment is designed to "insert language recognizing state equine interests against unwelcome bettor poaching and leave to the individual judgement of appointed regulatory agencies the circumstances under which account wagering would be good public policy for its citizens," according to a letter in support of the action forwarded to the American Horse Council and signed by representatives of the New Jersey Sports and Exposition Authority, the Atlantic City Racing Association, Freehold Raceway and the Standardbred Breeders & Owners Association of New Jersey. The letter of support notes that, as currently drafted, the Kyl bill actually weakens state regulation of interstate horse racing wagers.